The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Garrett (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868

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NEW SCHOONER:- The fore & aft schooner JAMES GARRETT, under the command of Captain John Elsey, made this port yesterday on her maiden trip, loaded with 275,000 feet of lumber from Cedar River. Her owners are Capt. Elsey and Mr. George F. Foster of Chicago. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel 139 feet 6 inches; length overall at 141 feet; breadth of beam, 27 feet 9 inches; and depth of hold, 9 feet 4 inches. She has not been measured yet by the Custom House authorities, yet her tonnage will be in the neighborhood of 275 tons, new style. Her entire cost has been between $23,000 and $24,000. Her builder is A.C. Stokes, Esq., of Sheboygan. Her rigging is wire, and she has a carying capacity for 18,000 bushels of wheat and 19,000 bushels of corn.
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, July 2, 1868

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James Garrett (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868